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Old 11-08-2017, 09:49 AM
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Listened to the 702... it is a good solid speaker. Midrange is very.... familiar now. Two thumbs up.
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How would you contrast it against the 800 series you’ve heard Joey?
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:45 PM
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The German Magazine AUDIO VIDEO is the ones doing a review on the 703s2's right now!

Here's what Audio Video magazine gave the 804 D3's

They got a A rating!


https://translate.google.com/transla...804-d3?start=5


The Magico S3 MK2 got a A+ rating from Audio Video Magazine only because they had more bottom-end than the 804 D3's had!

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Old 11-13-2017, 08:07 PM
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A very nice technical evaluation too, with responses shown at various angles from the tweeter reference. Somewhere around 25 degree off tweeter H axis and at tweeter height seems to be optimum.

For those with a tech interest, the peculiarities noted in the vertical plane are due to the crossover design, which achieves phase coherence mechanically instead of electrically; The tweeter is advanced by 0.5 wavelengths at the XO frequency. Listening at 25-30 off-axis, and at tweeter height, corrects the amplitude alignment, so this must be the designed listening axis. The suck-out above tweeter axis does have the effect of correcting the power response peak at that frequency, which is a consequence of a large diameter mid driver handing over to a small tweeter with a large beamwidth. That's a good thing in lively rooms.

The small dip around 2kHz is the only negative consequence and is relatively minor. From experience it can make the speaker sound a little laid back in the presence region, but such a characteristic is preferred by most listeners anyway, and especially so with classical music.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:50 AM
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Just back from an audition of the 705S2, and was very impressed. The bass extension and definition was outstanding for a 2-way stand-mount, but it's in the mids and treble where this speaker really shines. I haven't heard any other similarly sized and priced 2-way that comes close to this level of reproduction, and in certain aspects it gets scary close to any speaker at any price.

I can also report that the speaker is soon to be reviewed by Soundstage Australia.

http://www.soundstageaustralia.com/
http://www.soundstageaustralia.com/i...702s2-speakers

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Old 11-24-2017, 05:54 AM
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I have since a few weeks the 702s2 in my second system (driven by a Mac MC-5200) and it sounds really fantastic. In my first system I have the 803d3 with Classé and this difference is minor between both...why did I buy the 803d3 ?
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:15 PM
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I have since a few weeks the 702s2 in my second system (driven by a Mac MC-5200) and it sounds really fantastic. In my first system I have the 803d3 with Classé and this difference is minor between both...why did I buy the 803d3 ?
If you add these little magic boxes with your 702s2's and the differences might be even less so!


http://www.spec-corp.co.jp/e/audio/RSP-901EX/index.html
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:25 PM
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If you add these little magic boxes with your 702s2's and the differences might be even less so!


http://www.spec-corp.co.jp/e/audio/RSP-901EX/index.html
Hey Rick - Any idea on their price and have you tried them? TIA
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Hey Rick - Any idea on their price and have you tried them? TIA
The Spec Real-Sound Processor cost $1000 a pair here in the U.S.A.

No, I've not tried them yet but all the reviewers that has heard them loved them!

You can buy them at http://www.toneimports.com/

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If you add these little magic boxes with your 702s2's and the differences might be even less so!

http://www.spec-corp.co.jp/e/audio/RSP-901EX/index.html
A lot of hand-waving.
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